While relationship matters take more of a back seat, there is literally an opportunity to make up for lost time on the romantic front this month with lucky Jupiter turning retrograde in your romantic sector on the 9th December. This is the start of a 4 month nostalgic trip down love's memory lane, one that will run its course exactly 4 months later, on the 9th April 2015. With so much focus on your relationships this year this has over shadowed Jupiter's return to your romantic sector in July, something that the love gods are set to rectify. While you're looking to the future in every other area of your life, spending the rest of this year, the Christmas/New Year period and the first 3 months of 2015 on a romantic trip down love's memory lane, it's the past that will hold your heart's interest. The timing of Jupiter's retrograde turn is nearly perfect with Venus, planet of love in an adventurous part of your chart until the 11th December. With Venus bringing a desire for more romantic adventure this will allow you to see Jupiter's retrograde turn for what it is, the start of an exciting new journey. The Moon will return to your romantic sector on the 10th December and during Jupiter's first full day in retrograde motion this is bound to whip up a mix of emotional and romantic nostalgia. The Moon will stay on until the 13th December, keeping this mix of romantic and nostalgic sentiment alive during Jupiter's early days in retrograde motion and as Venus leaves an adventurous part of your chart on the 11th December. You'll have a chance to give your relationships some attention during the Moon's monthly visit to your relationship sector, from the 15th December to the 18th December, which as with the Moon's visit to your romantic sector will be the last for the year.
December couldn't be a more important relationship month, but it's also the end of an incredible journey, for now anyway, as you get ready to bid Saturn farewell from your relationship sector on Christmas Eve. Saturn is the hard task master of the cosmos so to have had him in your relationship sector since October 2012 has been a hard ask, not only putting pressure on your relationships but on you as well and while this hasn't been as difficult as it could have been, even the best of relationships would have been put to the test. If you were going to have relationship challenges you would have had them over the past few years, with Saturn's final weeks all about learning what you can from the past few years and committing to the journey ahead. Saturn will return for a few months in mid 2015, but it will only be to resolve any issues that have come to light between now and then, making it important not to put anything off. If there are still any relationship issues or things you need to commit to, the time to do it is now. It's the fact that over the last few months Mars, Venus, Mercury, Ceres and the Sun have all moved through your relationship sector that has left you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you and what you now need to be willing to commit to. With Saturn gone by Christmas, the time to be making relationship resolutions is well before New Year. The key time to get right to the core of what you're committing to is during the Moon's last visit to your relationship sector for the year, from the 18th December to the 20th December. Arriving during Saturn's final days there'll be a need to pay attention. It's over Christmas that the love gods have some light relief with Venus, planet of love's return to an adventurous part of your chart on the 11th December meaning she'll be here over the Christmas/New Year period.
While it is not only usual to have the love gods focused on your relationships at this time of year, it's impossible for this not to be the case, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of December in your relationship sector. As the Sun throws the solar spotlight on your relationships this is a warts and all look at where things stand, revealing all the things that need addressing, the things you've swept under the carpet during the year and anything else that needs to be exposed, in order for an authentic new starting point. Yet while the Sun is charged with bringing the reality checks needed for an authentic relationship, you've also got Mercury on board until the 17th December, providing the support needed to ensure the communication lines are open. It was an alignment between Venus and Ceres, the two goddesses of the solar system in your relationship sector last month that allows you to move into the new month with a very clear sense of what you want and need from your relationships, just before your relationships are set to ask the same from you in return. For while Ceres will remain in your relationship sector until the 9th January, with Venus leaving on the 11th December, Mercury on the 17th December and the Sun on the 22nd December, your annual relationship review will be over by Christmas. However, it's on Christmas Eve that everything changes, with Saturn's return to your relationship sector, for the first time since 1988, kicking off your most powerful relationship update in decades, something that the love gods have spent the last 3 months preparing you for. By the time this journey starts you should have a clearer sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Now more than ever there's a need to make communication a priority.
As was the case last month there is a battle for your attention between the love gods focused on matters of the heart and those that are more concerned with your relationships, which has been your normal for more than 2 years now or ever since Saturn returned to your romantic sector in October 2012. With Pluto in your relationship sector since 2008, this put two planets that are in this for the long term in competition, but the kind you want to have. There has been no tension between romantic and relationship forces, just a difference of opinion on where your priorities should be. Yet by the end of the month that will end, ending the year and moving in 2015 with no planets in your romantic sector at all and a line up of planetary forces in your relationship sector. Yet even then there's a sense of urgency, for with very little focus on your relationships in 2015, the truth of the matter is that matters of the heart and your relationships both need your attention this month. That might be easier said than done, for while December is usually the busiest month of your year, this year it's going to become even more extreme and stay that way. You'll move into December with Saturn on his own in your romantic sector and due to leave on Christmas Eve, there is a need to not only make matters of the heart a priority, but to commit to walk the talk. You'll also move into December with Mars in your relationship sector, firing up your passions and fighting spirit and while he'll leave on the 5th December, with Venus returning on the 11th December, Mercury on the 17th December and the Sun on the 22nd December, they will all spend Christmas and the New Year here, bringing the relationship update that always comes at this time of year. It's a New Moon in your relationship sector on the 22nd December, just 2 days before Saturn is due to leave your romantic sector that will really put the love gods into competition, asking for a commitment to your relationships and matters of the heart at the same time.
December is always going to be the most romantically charged month of any year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of December in your romantic sector. This is the one thing that you can always rely on and is the bare minimum you can expect, with some years better and more important than others, depending on the conditions and how many other resources the love gods have spare to throw at this. This year things are due to get as extreme as possible and on a scale of one to 10, you've got a 10 on your hands. With Mars having moved through your romantic sector over recent months your romantic passions and fighting spirit have already been in engaged, but it was an alignment between Venus and Ceres, the two goddesses of the solar system late last month that has taken your romantic desires and expectations to a whole new level, wanting and needing more than what you may have settled for in the past. Though with Venus leaving on the 11th December Mercury, who is here to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, leaving on the 17th December and the Sun on the 22nd December, this should all be over by Christmas, right? Wrong, with Ceres not leaving until the 9th January she alone could have kept the romantic flame burning, but the real game changer is Saturn's return to your romantic sector on Christmas Eve, kicking off your most powerful romantic chapter in 3 decades, one that won't run its course until December 2017. This is when an annual update turns into your biggest romantic overhaul in decades. However, the love gods don't stop there, with Mars' return to your relationship sector on the 5th December giving your relationships an unexpected boost. Mars even has an unexpected Christmas surprise, not only spending his first Christmas in your relationship sector since 1999, but aligning with the Moon on Christmas Eve, for the first time here since 1965, a day when sparks could be flying.
The one thing that you can always guarantee is the love gods will always have at least one seat at your table on Christmas Day, for the very minimum that you can always count on is that the Sun will turn up just before Christmas, with his return to your romantic sector on the 22nd December kicking off an annual visit that will always happen at this time of year. Some years the Sun brings company as he throws the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart and all things romantic over the Christmas and New Year period and sometimes not, but this year there's a boat load. With Pluto in your romantic sector since 2008 things will never go completely off the boil, but long before Christmas romantic passions are already heating up, thanks to the fact that you'll move into the new month with Mars already in your romantic sector. While Mars will leave on the 5th December the romantic passions and fighting spirit he evokes will be in safe hands when Venus, planet of love returns on the 11th December, kicking off the most romantically charged weeks of the year, but also taking you back to the romantic intentions you moved into the year with. Both Venus and Mercury, who will return to your romantic sector on the 17th December to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, will spend Christmas and the New Year here and a New Moon on the 22nd December will bring a chance to commit to your heart and the journey ahead. However, there is a sense of urgency, for 2015 is set to be very light on romantic influences, with the love gods encouraging you to top up now while you can. In the meantime, while the love gods won't turn their attention to relationship matters until the New Year, the tide has already turned and your focus needs to be on the future rather than the past.
December should be a month to take care of some housekeeping with Venus, planet of love's position in your communication sector until the 11th December offering your relationships some major support, in the lead up to this month's turnaround, but there are some very pleasant surprises in store. It's been a challenging year for your relationships and while most of the real pressures came in the first half of the year, with Uranus in retrograde motion in your relationship sector since July it's been hard to let the past go, which is why Venus and all the support she has is so important. With Uranus turning direct on the 22nd December, this is giving you a chance to ensure the communication lines are open, able to lay old issues to rest, give the past and unsaid words a voice, ready to move on. Support to keep the communication lines open will not only continue after Venus leaves but will get stronger, but it's on the romantic front that the love gods have some unexpected surprises. On the 5th December Mars will return to your romantic sector, bringing the first planetary activity since early April and for the first time since 1999 he'll spend Christmas here, firing up your romantic passions and fighting spirit from the moment he returns until he leaves, in the New Year. Even the Moon is on this, for moving through your romantic sector from the 24th December to the 26th December your romantic passions and sentiment will not only be running strong over the Christmas period, their alignment will be the first here on Christmas Eve since 1965. A tough relationship year not only sees things come together in the final month, but a romantically charged end to the year you didn't see coming.
While things are fairly low key on the romantic front and even lower key on the relationship front, there should be a quiet sense of confidence returning on both fronts. The Moon will make two visits to your relationship sector this month, the first from the 3rd December to the 5th December seeing the Moon come full circle from last month's Full Moon, giving you a chance to revisit the wakeup calls and address anything this brings to a head. It's the Moon's second visit to your relationship sector that is likely to bring the biggest shock, for missing will be the personal and/or relationship tension that have come with these monthly visits since Saturn first returned to your sign in October 2012. However, by the time the Moon returns to your relationship sector on the 30th December, where he'll stay to see you into the New Year, Saturn will be gone and the pressure of the past will be gone. This will allow you to move into the New Year with a sense that with the challenges of the past behind you, it really will be a chance for a fresh start. These are the only times this month that the love gods will focus on your relationships, so there's a need to pay attention. Things are very different on the romantic front, for with both Neptune and Chiron having turned direct in your romantic sector late last month, the tide has turned and as the month progresses a real sense of anticipation is likely to build. That's because while Mars won't return to your romantic sector until the 12th January, the closer he gets the more a sense of excitement and anticipation is set to grow. In the same way that the Moon will end the month and the year in your romantic sector you'll begin the month with the Moon in your romantic sector, though having returned on the 28th November will leave on the 1st December, allowing you to begin the month with romantic sentiment in the air. By the time the Moon returns on the 26th December to the 28th December, in the lead up to the New Year, there'll be a real romantic buzz in the air.
There is both a romantic turnaround this month and a mix of new beginnings and second chances, as the love gods dance between the past and the future, bringing something special on both fronts. Even your relationships, which have had no real attention since the first half of the year will get a boost. You'll move into the new month with Venus, planet of love only in your sign, but thanks to an alignment with Ceres, the first between the two goddesses of the solar system here in 9 years, with a clear sense of what you want from love and especially from the future. Yet with Uranus in retrograde motion in your romantic sector until the 22nd December, while he'll turn direct in time for a romantically charged Christmas, until then his focus is on the past, second chances and on taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. This is something that has Venus and the love gods' full support, opening the door to second chances and new beginnings at the same time. By the time Venus leaves your sign on the 11th December you'll need to commit to your romantic desires and expectations for the future, while waiting for Uranus' direct turn for the tide to really turn. It's in the meantime that your relationships get their first support in 6 months, when Mars returns to your communication sector on the 5th December and while that's not direct support, they'll take anything they can get, especially as there's been no planetary activity here since April. Your relationships however will get that direct support when, on the 7th December a Full Moon in your relationship sector brings things to a head, at the best possible time. With Venus still in your sign and charged with updating your romantic and relationship desires and expectations and Mars having returned to your communication sector 2 days earlier, this will bring a chance for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.
While things may seem fairly low key, with the only evidence that the love gods are even on duty being a sense of romantic nostalgia in the air, they will come through in time for the Christmas/New Year period, when they're planning something special. With no planetary activity in either your romantic or relationship sectors it's the Moon's monthly visits to each that gives you access to the love gods, making their visits but also what Venus, planet of love is up to, especially important. You'll move into the month with Venus still in a nostalgic part of your chart, where until the 11th December she's taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. It's during this time that the Moon will make the first of two visits to your romantic sector, from the 3rd December to the 5th December. The romantic sentiment the Moon will always trigger will mix with Venus' romantic nostalgia to bring the past and old feelings alive. It's just a few days later that the Moon will make one last visit to your relationship sector for the year, from the 8th December to the 10th December, giving you one last chance to air any relationship matters, but also get back to a sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you developed during the course of the year. It's just a day after the Moon leaves your relationship sector that the love gods will shift the focus back to all things romantic with Venus, planet of love's return to your sign on the 11th December guaranteeing that she'll spend the Christmas/New Year period here, for the second time in a row. It's the Moon's second visit to your romantic sector for the year that is set to be especially special. Returning on the 30th December this means you'll not only move into the New Year with the Moon in your romantic sector but Venus, planet of love in your sign as well, allowing you to come to the end of this year and move into 2015 with the love gods at your side and a huge amount of romantic sentiment in the air.
You have an interesting month on both the romantic and relationship fronts, with some interesting twists that bring a need to take things slowly, one step at a time and with a huge amount of trust and confidence in the love gods. For while things are changing and shifting on both fronts it's nothing but good news, but because of the shifts ahead you can't stand on Day 1 and look ahead, knowing what kind of month to expect. As you move into the new month Jupiter is in your relationship sector where he's been since July, looking to the future and the journey ahead, while Venus is having fun, kicking up her heels as she moves through a social and serendipitous part of your chart, triggering the laws of attraction and synchronicity. Yet by Christmas on both the romantic and relationship fronts your focus will be on the past not the road ahead, with a sense of nostalgia in the air. There's also an early Christmas gift in the form of a Full Moon in your romantic sector on the 7th December which, as a Lovers Moon, will always bring the spirit of romance into play. It's just 2 days later, on the 9th December that Jupiter will turn retrograde in your relationship sector, beginning a retrograde phase that will give you a chance to look back on the journey so far, opening the door to second chances, but also to making up for lost time. It's just 2 days later, on the 11th December that Venus will return to a nostalgic part of your chart, where she'll stay until early next year, taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. So while your romantic and relationship focus is firmly on the future as you move into the new month, by the 11th December it will be on the past. The one thing you do need to be aware of is that Mars' return to your sign on the 5th December may create some personal and/or relationship tension, especially towards the end of the year and as he builds towards an opposition with Jupiter in the New Year. However don't fear this, for it's simply Mars advocating your own needs and it comes with plenty of support from communication forces. So long as the communication lines remain open this will be a positive.
I don't envy the love gods their job this month because it's not going to be easy, for not only is there no planetary activity in either your romantic or relationship sectors, but a major professional comeback is taking place, one that instead of slowing down or coming to an end at Christmas will only accelerate. A year that began with lucky Jupiter in your romantic sector and an abundance of romantic forces in play is ending with Jupiter not only in your work sector, but some of the biggest career developments in decades underway by the end of the year. The love gods' main priority this month is going to be to maintain a balance between work and play, with everything else a bonus. This does make the Moon's monthly visits to your romantic sector and relationship sectors a lot more important, but things will also get a little easier when Venus, planet of love returns to a fun, social and serendipitous part of your chart on the 11th December, where she'll spend the rest of the year. The Moon will make its last visit to your romantic sector for the year from the 8th December to the 10th December, so there'll be a lot of romantic sentiment in the air when Venus returns to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on the 11th December, where she'll trigger the laws of attraction and synchronicity. However even Venus, the most powerful of the love gods, is up against some mammoth professional forces, so will have her job cut out of her and will need your support, with some smart time management essential. The Moon will make its last visit to your relationship sector for the year from the 13th December to the 15th December and while this will always push some buttons and create some personal and/or relationship tension, it will make sure that your relationship needs are heard. With your professional star on the rise for the next 3 years give the love gods a helping hand when and where you can, for you can't let life become all work and no play.